Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | April 1, 2010 @ 12:50 pm

April Fools Radar =)

This is the radar from 5:00pm last night to 12:00pm.

Frames are every 1/2 hour. Click on the thumbnail to view the full-sized animation.
Base Reflectivity image from Key West, FL Base Velocity image from Key West, FL Base Reflectivity image from Miami, FL Base Velocity image from Miami, FL Composite base reflectivity for the Southeastern USA

Not much time for posting today but there was a considerable movement of migrants from the central belt of FL to the northern portions of the state. The Merritt area may see some new faces today as it seems if Caribbean migrants made into your region this morning. The heaviest returns were visible moving from the Volusia county to Jacksonville stretching as far as Savannah, GA. We will post more later on the west coast and the southern half of the state.

Nature is Awesome,
Angel and Mariel


  1. Hi all:

    This morning I found 2 Mangrove Cuckoos, and one Yellow-Billed
    Cuckoo on Sugarloaf Key. Directions- MM 17- turn left off U.S. 1 onto
    939, and continue on 939A to the end of the road.
    The Yellow-Billed, and the one of the Mangroves, were found within 200
    yards of the end of the road, where it meets the trail.
    The second Mangrove was seen from the trail, within 200 yards of the
    beginning of the trail.

    Thor Manson

  2. Highlights for me today included:

    Hooded Warbler (many!)
    White-Eyed Vireo
    Cedar Waxwing (many)
    Louisiana Waterthrush
    Northern Parula
    Black And White Warbler
    Magnificent Frigatebird (my fav!)
    Yellow-Throated Warbler
    Prairie Warbler
    Prothonotary Warbler
    Swallow-Tailed Kite (2)
    Barn Swallow
    Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker (3)
    Common Loon
    Indigo Bunting
    Tennessee Warbler
    Wood Thrush
    Eastern Kingbird
    Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

    I MISSED: Summer Tanager, Worm-Eating Warbler, Blue-Winged Warbler, Brown-Crested Flycatcher. Will try again tomorrow…

    44 species of birds – would’ve been more had I made it to the beaches…

    Scott 🙂

  3. Hey Everybirdy,

    Just came in from the boardwalk at Rotary Park in Merritt Island (Great Florida Birding Trail) and snagged a Prothonotary feeding voraciously above my head. Not one to sit still for long!

    This morning was a symphony around here, Blue-headed and White-eyed Vireos, Black and Whites, Yellow-rumped, Catbirds, Northern Parulas, no doubt rejoicing in the warmth that brings about their food!

    See you out there!

    Tom Dunkerton

  4. There was also a Veery and a Wood Thrush on the privet trail at east
    beach area on directly opposite sides of the path.

    Margie Wilkinson



    Mottled Duck 2
    Am. Oystercatcher 3
    Whimbrel 1 (picture)
    Marbled Godwit 9
    Red Knot 6
    Short-billed Dowitcher 250
    Least Tern 7


    Screech Owl 2
    Hooded Warbler 3 (males)
    Louisiana Waterthrush 1

    Murray Gardler


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